The area of Amble, once an old fishing town, is surrounded by impressive views of the coastline on the Northumberland coast and is only a 15 minute drive from historic Alnwick. Known as the friendliest port since the 1930’s, it’s now a very popular place for self-catering holidays near the harbour, marina and its location to the glorious beaches. Many attractions and activities in Amble are based around the water – and who could blame the tourists who choose to come here year after year. Water sports, sailing, canoeing, boat trips and fishing are all in abundance around here. Amble Harbour Village has a seafood centre supplying fresh fish and local chef demonstrations. All this and there’s bespoke gift shops filled with arts and crafts for you to take home some reminders or delicious food.
From the harbour area of Amble and the impressive sea views, if you look inland to Warkworth you’ll see the charming ruin of the castle at one end of the quaint old village and the 100ft spire of St Lawrence church at the other end. Village life here is relatively untouched by tourism and a little gem of a place where visitors can imagine what life was like in years gone by. Visiting the castle is a must where you can explore the history and be royalty for a day. Owned by English Heritage, the castle was featured on Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland and is open daily. In the village there is an ancient street filled with traditional inns and shops. Take a day trip and be rowed across the River Coquet and look out for seals and otters.